American English

Definition of mileage noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (also milage) noun
    jump to other results
  1. 1[uncountable, countable, usually singular] the distance that a vehicle has traveled, measured in miles My annual mileage is about 10 ,000. a used car with one owner and low mileage The car rental included unlimited mileage, but not fuel. I get a mileage allowance if I use my car for work (= an amount of money paid for each mile I travel).
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] the number of miles that a vehicle can travel using a particular amount of fuel If you drive carefully you can get better mileage from your car.
  3. 3[uncountable] (informal) the amount of advantage or use that you can get from a particular event or situation I don't think the press can get any more mileage out of that story.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: mileage